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JULY 2022 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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New Research Demonstrates Power of Sport for People With Disabilities

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in four U.S. adults—61 million Americans—have a disability that affects their major life activities. Of those, 47% of people with a disability ages 18 to 64 reported they get no aerobic physical activity. For many of these Americans, the benefits that physical activity can have on their whole health are not widely understood.

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REC NEWS

Arlington, Va., Named 'Fittest City'

Arlington, Va., has been named "America's Fittest City" in the annual American Fitness Index rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Pool-Spa-Patio/Deck Expo Returns to Las Vegas in November

The 2022 International Pool, Spa, Patio Expo, co-located with Deck Expo and taking place Nov. 15 to 17 in Las Vegas, opened online registration for attendees.

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10 Developments Selected as Winners of Urban Land Institute Americas Awards for Excellence

Ten developments from across North America have been selected as winners of the Urban Land Institute's 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence.

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Farmers Market Week Goes Global

The national Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) announced a partnership with the World Farmers Market Coalition in the celebration of Farmers Market Week, Aug. 7 to 13, 2022.

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IHRSA 2022 Reconnects Global Fitness Industry

Fitness industry professionals gathered in Miami Beach, Fla., to attend IHRSA's 41st International Convention & Trade Show. The theme of this year's event rallied around moving forward, together.

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Ys & Schools Lead on Youth Sports

INDUSTRY STATS

Ys & Schools Lead on Youth Sports

According to Recreation Management's Industry Report survey data from the past three years, the percentage of respondents overall who offer youth sports programming has dropped slightly, from 55.2% in 2020 to 50.3% in 2022. The respondents most likely to provide youth sports programs were from Ys. Some 87.2% of Y respondents in 2022 said they currently provide youth sports programs at their facilities, down from 90.4% in 2021. They were followed by schools, with 82.5% of school respondents in 2022 indicating they currently provide youth sports programs (up from 77.9% in 2021), and parks (70.1% in 2022, down from 73% in 2021).

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Flexibility & Innovation: Aquatic Programming Ideas to Keep Your Pool Busy

Aquatic facilities are continually adjusting their programming lineup to reach a diverse array of community members with fun, fitness, competition and more. Here's how to expand your programming lineup with the latest and greatest new ideas.

For more information, read Flexibility & Innovation: Aquatic Programming Ideas to Keep Your Pool Busy.

Capturing the Spirit of Puget Sound

Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor, Wash., recently saw a complete renovation that included the addition of an iconic, custom-designed splash play area.

For more information, read Capturing the Spirit of Puget Sound.

Trends in Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities provide myriad opportunities for every student and staff member to get involved in recreation, as well as supporting athletics with facilities as diverse as competition pools, football arenas, fieldhouses and more. In this section of the Industry Report, we consider the latest trends for respondents at colleges and universities.

For more information, read Trends in Colleges & Universities.

Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs

YMCAs fill a unique niche, providing a tremendous range of programming, from childcare to learn-to-swim and more. Here, we consider the responses to the Industry Report survey from professionals working for Ys, JCCs, Boys & Girls Clubs and similar facilities.

For more information, read Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs.

Aquatics Industry Addresses Challenges of Drought

Let's Pool Together, a joint effort between the California Pool and Spa Association and the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, aims to provide education on how pools and spas can help be part of the drought solution.

For more information, read Aquatics Industry Addresses Challenges of Drought.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2022 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 20 to 22 (www.nrpa.org)
2022 WWA Show, Oct. 4 to 7 (www.waterparks.org)
World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 12 to 14 (www.phta.org)
Club Industry Show, Oct. 17 to 19 (www.clubindustryshow.com)
ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo, Nov. 4 to 7 (www.asla.org)

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